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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Pastor who defrauded me of N918m was my ‘errand boy’- wife of ex-VP, Titi Atiku tells court:

Wife of former Vice president Abubakar Atiku, Titi, yesterday told an Ikeja High Court that the pastor whom she has accused of defrauding her of N918 million was her “errand boy”.

Mrs Atiku last year dragged the accused, Nsikak Akpan-Jacobs, before the court with claims that he defrauded her of the said amount of money.
She petitioned the EFCC who filed a 14-count charge against Akpan-Jacobs bordering on conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent conversion of property worth N918 million belonging to THA Shipping Maritime Services Ltd.

According to investigations by EFCC, THA Shipping Maritime Services Ltd, a company created in 2000, is owned by Mrs Atiku, Akpan-Jacobs and Fred Holmes, her German business partner with Mrs Atiku being the major shareholder with 49 per cent shares, while Holmes and Akpan-Jacobs each had 25 per cent shares. It is alleged that Akpan-Jacobs, who doubled as the company’s Managing Director and Secretary, went to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to alter the company's share holding formula in his favour and forged the company’s board resolutions. He allegedly allotted 70 per cent shares to himself and 15 per cent shares each to Titi and Holmes. With the new shares formula, he secretly sold a property belonging to the company to Dana Motors ltd for N918 million and used the money to allegedly fund his gubernatorial campaign in Akwa Ibom in the last election. 

The case was called for hearing yesterday and while being examined by Mr Amos Ibe, the defence counsel to Akpan-Jacobs, Mrs Atiku said Akpan-Jacobs was just her errand boy whom she trusted and made the managing director of her company because he was a pastor. She told the court that she formed the company with her maiden name, Florence Doregos, because back then she was in public office and that with her influence, a lot of people wanted to do business with them. She alleged that Akpan-Jacobs used her company building as collateral to collect  a huge loan from a bank and that when the banks were coming after him, he started to sell off some of their properties.
“I did not know that it would turn out like this. I would have documented all our transactions. I admit I didn’t have any documents to prove that I invested money into the company, Jacobs cannot deny that I that I did not invest money. He is guilty from head to toe. Jacobs did everything on my behalf as I was still in the civil service as at that time. I could not leave my post then. He gave me a breakdown of expenses to be incurred and I still have the breakdown, but he never signed it. Being the one with the largest share, I contributed N49 million to buy the land situated at No. 63A,Amuwo Odofin Lagos, while my German partner, Holmes, brought two cranes from Germany.  He even, at one point, forged my signature. We put a Caveat Emptor on the property warning prospective buyers, but Dana Motors went ahead and bought the property claiming that they had an agreement with the managing director to collect their money, should any litigation arose. My lawyer later got to know that the property was sold for N918 million, which Jacobs claimed was used to offset the loan he collected from the bank and also pay off other loans. All this, he did, without my knowledge.”
When asked by counsel to the accused why he was made a managing director when he was just an errand boy according to her, Mrs Atiku replied
"He was made an MD to stand in for Mr Fred Holmes because Holmes had not resigned from his job. When it was time for Akpan to step down as the MD, he refused because by then he had perfected his fraudulent acts.”
Responding to claims by Akpan-Jacobs counsel that  THA Shipping Maritime Services Ltd was owned by the accused and that he only brought her on board to bring in big briefs and clients, Mrs Atiku said
“Is he the one who bought the land, built the building? He was merely supervising. My clout gave the company a lot of prestige, a lot of people wanted to do business with us and people brought a lot of containers to us,” she said
The presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, adjourned the case until July 6th for continuation of trial.

19 comments:

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Micheal said...

ogbeni, how can an errand boy defraud titi of such a huge sum of money? is she a learner or what? she should explain to us how she came across such huge amount

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of money in the first place. or is it proceeds from the money that her husband, atiku stole when he was vice-president?

tsalz said...

As u stole d money na so he steal am from u too

Manuel Kunmi said...

almost a billion naira? ?? jeeez

Alloy Chikezie said...

That's a lot of money he defrauded her.

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OSINANL said...

MONEY TOO MUCH THAT'S WHY THE GUY STOLE N918M FROM YOU

Adetola Odukoya said...

Why are nigerians very gaulible to people who pretend to them and pardon me use christianity as a leverage to gain favour from you etc.based on my past observations nigerians and especially females feel.its best to trust someine who potrays a kind of holy like behaviour for them to believe him or her is truthful, straight forward and upright .i realise you cant get a 90% of nigerian ladies to date or get hitched to people that plainly keep it real with them.a lot of nigerians are attracted to fakeness and pretence.it dad to day tgat this mentality cuts across all facets of nigerian life either in business when you going to get a loan from a banker they expect you to apear a certain way or have a certain background name or falsify business projection numbers etc.in relationships as well.a females expects you to apear in a flamboyant lifestyle and act meek and laid back etc.taking mrs atikus situation she trusted a domestic staff aas she now puts it and trusted him.with her funds and business because he preceded a holy than whoever and christian behaviour and lifestyle, quite exactly my point.

Anonymous said...

One can't b a slave for ever,u will nt see a dim

Vinci Ijoka said...

How does a woman in civil service acquire 918 million naira equity? Chai! Case of pot calling kettle black.

Richmond said...

Atiku and the family are jus criminals. Obasanjo left the country for medical attention ur hubby seized the opportunity to buy all the companies in rivers state. Today u own a company but the name of the company and who runs it justifies the fact that the money came through the back door.

dee boi said...

Abeg make she find somewhere siddon with her over bleached skin... dee

SHEARER VINCENT AZIH said...

Errand boy 🙋🙌

Anonymous said...

You have such amount of money. How much tax was paid on this income.I know it is impossible to probe the source of her fund in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

When you stole from the Nigeria and someone else steals from you, are you supposed to be angry?

Anonymous said...

How could an Errand-boy defraud MADAM ,because they were FUCKING , once the Errand-boy don't enjoy madam anymore all-HELL-BROKE-LOOSE. Tell the truth madam VP.

Chop Chop said...

Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Stolen money. Where did aunti titi get all that cash from. Errand boy my ass. Fucking lies. It was a fraudulent company funded by proceeds of corruption n looted public funds.Effcc should probe her too. I hope that the moni is gone forever. Thieves and rogues in places of power bleeding naija dry. Yeye dey smell...

Anonymous said...

Stolen money. Where did aunti titi get all that cash from. Errand boy my ass. Fucking lies. It was a fraudulent company funded by proceeds of corruption n looted public funds.Effcc should probe her too. I hope that the moni is gone forever. Thieves and rogues in places of power bleeding naija dry. Yeye dey smell...

Anonymous said...

Otondo woman, she is not even ashamed to say all these trash. How did a civil servant make almost a billion naira? Is it the same civil service we know abi na another one? Good for you, Calabar boy come use her brain join. EFCC will not dare go near her because she is Atikus wife. Very bad justice system in Nigeria. Ndi ala.

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